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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,556Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 96 out of 1031

$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 76 out of 1031

522 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older
66% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
Higher avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Alabama
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 522 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 522 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of
this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Alabama
FUROSEMIDE 784 737 125 1 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 675 644 123 S3 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 623 601 102 3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 546 524 59 4 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 527 502 81 5 13
LISINOPRIL 453 441 73 6 6
FAMOTIDINE* 445 445 53 7 95
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 414 395 41 8 24
NEXIUM 355 296 29 9 26
OMEPRAZOLE 337 319 65 10 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 319 307 50 11 19
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 315 310* 67 12 173
SIMVASTATIN 313 290 61 13 4
LANTUS 310 294 32 14 85
LORAZEPAM 299 294* 55 B 15 31
ALPRAZOLAM 275 263 64 B 16 12
GABAPENTIN 271 266* 40 17 11
NAMENDA 266 266 25 18 45
PREDNISONE 249 244* 64 19 47
TRAMADOL HCL 241 215 49 20 15
METFORMIN HCL 224 210 37 21 8
XARELTO 217 217 24 22 191
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 212 180 41 23 9
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 208 203* 77 24 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 200 189 32 25 21
MIRTAZAPINE 191 186* 27 26 59
WARFARIN SODIUM 191 191 26 26 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 187 167 34 28 14
CLOPIDOGREL 186 181* 28 29 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 185 185 35 30 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 178 173* 29 31 10
ALLOPURINOL 178 157 32 31 35
EXELON 177 177 24 33 116
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 176 171* 33 34 22
CYMBALTA 166 166 11 35 50
SERTRALINE HCL 165 160* 27 36 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 164 159* 24 37 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 161 150 27 38 18
FENTANYL 158 146 23 S2 39 108
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 152 141 20 40 43
SUCRALFATE 152 106 15 40 138
CEFTRIAXONE* 149 135 81 42 207
DETROL LA 140 140 11 43 185
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 137 137 22 A 44 60
KLOR-CON M10 134 134 12 45 180
ATENOLOL 128 111 24 46 28
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 126 126 19 47 80
MELOXICAM 124 119* 30 48 16
CRESTOR 122 117* 21 49 36
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 111 106* 15 50 123
SYNTHROID 109 104* 22 51 86
NOVOLIN R 106 101* 26 52 212
CARVEDILOL 106 101* 18 52 17
PAROXETINE HCL 103 92 15 54 64
CLONAZEPAM 103 82 19 B 54 29
LIDOCAINE HCL* 103 98* 64 54 233
LEVOFLOXACIN 96 91* 60 57 58
DIGOX 93 <11 <11 58 103
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 92 87* 20 59 134
SANTYL 90 85* 24 60 271
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 85 85 23 61 82
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 83 78* 25 62 379
CEFUROXIME 83 83 62 62 124
TAMSULOSIN HCL 78 78 12 64 33
RISPERIDONE 76 <11 <11 A 65 100
SPIRIVA 76 76 14 65 68
BACLOFEN 74 74 11 67 114
NUEDEXTA 73 <11 <11 68 210
CLONIDINE HCL 73 61 15 68 34
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 73 62 11 68 111
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 73 68* 12 68 66
LATANOPROST 71 <11 <11 72 209
ULORIC 71 <11 <11 72 303
PROPRANOLOL HCL 67 <11 <11 74 143
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 66 66 12 75 192
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 66 66 12 75 176
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 63 13 77 37
SPIRONOLACTONE 63 63 11 77 77
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 63 58* 12 77 356
PROMETHAZINE HCL 62 57* 32 R 80 67
RANITIDINE HCL 60 55* 17 81 44
CELEBREX 60 55* 13 81 89
TRAZODONE HCL 58 53* 16 83 32
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56 <11 <11 84 133
NYSTATIN 55 50* 36 85 155
ABILIFY 54 <11 <11 A 86 178
ONDANSETRON HCL* 53 48* 21 87 147
BUDESONIDE 53 <11 <11 87 403
FLUOXETINE HCL 52 47* 12 89 56
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51 <11 <11 90 135
HYDROXYZINE HCL 51 46* 14 R 90 148
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Feb. 24, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.